Lares Trek & Machu Picchu

Cusco, Lares Trek & Machu Picchu
8 days

Postpone your tour with zero cost up to 30 days prior to arrival with open dates.

Lares is an alternative trek to Machu Picchu that captures the intrigue of trekkers seeking unique cultural exchanges.
PRESENTED BY Kim MacQuarrie, Peru Explorer & Four-Time Emmy Winner

This 8-day custom travel itinerary begins in Cusco. Explore this charming Andean city while you acclimate to the high elevation and enrich your understanding of the Inca heartland on a guided tour. Then embark on your 3-day trek through the Lares Valley. This near 21-mi (34-km) trail traverses two stunning mountain passes and offers rare encounters with native weavers and farmers living in remote Andean villages. Afterwards, make a thrilling journey to see Machu Picchu, the “Lost City of the Incas".


Arrival in Lima. Transfer to hotel.
Fly to Cusco. Explore and relax.
Private Cusco City Tour.
Begin Lares Trek to Huacahuasi.
Trek Huacahuasi to Pumamarka.
Trek Pumamarka to Yanahuara. Train to Aguas Calientes.
Machu Picchu Tour. Return to Cusco.
Departure from Cusco or continue your journey.

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**Prices may vary depending on travel dates. For more information, fill in the form to get in contact with a Travel Advisor.

  • 5 nights of accommodation in stated hotels
  • 2 nights camping on the Lares Trek
  • Breakfast at all hotels
  • All meals on Lares Trek
  • Tours stated in the itinerary with English speaking guides
  • Transfers and entrance fees

  • Airfare
  • Lunches and dinners (unless otherwise specified)
  • Airport taxes
  • Tips

Meet Our Team

Founded in 1998, Inca Expert Travel offers the finest in boutique tour packages. Our travel experts are trusted by over 4,000 satisfied travelers every year.

Chelsey Rickert
  • Colorado, USA
  • University of Hawaii
Mikey Blount
  • Prague, Czech Republic
  • University College London
Melissa Schenk
  • Stuttgart, Germany
  • University of Economics and Environment Nürtingen-Geislingen
Selene Montemayor
  • Lima, Peru
  • University of Houston

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    24/7 emergency assistance from English speaking staff.

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